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Philipsburg man killed in ATV collision with deer near Townsend

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-09 18:04:42-04

HELENA – Authorities in Broadwater County have identified a Philipsburg man who died Saturday after his all-terrain vehicle crashed into a deer.

County Sheriff-Coroner Wynn Meehan identified the man as 67-year-old Michael Allen Brenner.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Saturday, on U.S. Highway 12 about a mile east of Townsend.

Meehan said Brenner and a female passenger were riding back from an ATV event when a deer crossed the highway in front of them. He believes the deer jumped up and crashed into Brenner in mid-air.

Meehan said Brenner hit the asphalt and that he died of serious blunt-force injuries.

The passenger had minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

Meehan said alcohol did not play a role in the crash.

Story by Jonathon Ambarian, MTN News